T-Mobile 9700 users reporting OTA upgrade to 188.8.131.524
It seems that T-Mobile has begun pushing an OTA upgrade for certain BlackBerry Bold 9700 users to OS 184.108.40.2064. Keep in mind that this will only work for you if you are running the latest official OS from T-Mobile which is currently 220.127.116.116. Some pretty nice new to all you T-Mobile users. If your running the latest T-Mobile official OS, take a look and let us know if the upgrade is working for you. Hopefully an .exe will be available in the near future.
Not yet available for this die-hard T-Mobile customer.
Originally Posted by dbone15
I havent gotten it yet either.
How would I go about getting this?
Just load 586 on to my 9700 and then what?
I'm not a BIS customer I'm on tzones if that makes a difference.
Is there a menu where u can hit upgrade or check for updates or something?
It took a few days before I got the notice from Tmo on .586 after it was released. I will wait a few more days to see if I get it. If it is a bogus release, i will go with .656.
If this .714 is real (and I suspect it is), please be aware that the platform it rides on is the same .586 platform they've already released. This tells me that they've taken .586 and corrected a couple of bugs. Minor stuff.
Originally Posted by Bolts
There is really no reason to go to .656. The new .680 is out and I'd recommend that if you feel inclined to take the time to do an OS change. So far, the real difference I can see is a small battery advantage with .680. In essence, all these 18.104.22.168xx and 22.214.171.124xx OS releases are "much ado about nothing" IMHO.
The real game changer will probably be 6.0 and that is scheduled to be out in the summer.
Wireless is correct. If it's the same radio file, your results will not be much different. Basically a hybrid.
Where is .680?
656 radio is garbage on my end.
How do they tell u there's a update?
if you installed an OS that you had a great radio experience, go to the
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files
folder, open the OS folder, go into the UMTS folder and copy the SFI file, go back to the Loader Files folder and locate your current OS, open the OS folder, then the UMTS folder, first create a folder named 5.0.0.XXX (XXX=current OS), move the existing SFI file into that folder and then paste the SFI file from the OS you had good radio with and then run the loader.exe or the DM>Application Loader and you will only replace your radio and leave all else as-is. I did this for a while and still do when i find an OS i like and want to only change out the radio. :bigeyes:
This is my first OS upgrade on the 9700 I just got the phone so I dunno what radio to use.
Sadly, i believe .656 and .586 share the same radio files.
they are named the same, does this mean they are the same?
Ok so i tried what you said, and it completely took my phone back down to .586, where ive never had before, i downloaded that for the radio file, but its exactly the same size(15.3mb) and name as the .656 one.
the only radio file that is different is the new .680, its about 19mbs,
should i update to .680 or what should i do?
whats the best radio for Tmobile? should i just ride this OS out (.586) and see if my signal is better tomorrow during the day?
Also i have NO update feature anywhere in my phone, not in options advanced or anywhere. so theres no way i can check for .714.
Last edited by intheb0x; 05-28-2010 at 12:16 AM.
Originally Posted by Wireless
Plus, they're leaving us a small bread trail, it's all a hoax!!
Like you stated above, "The real game changer will "PROBABLY", be 6.0.
There are also no visual changes. Same thing, over and over.
Sometimes i think they toy with us by just changing the version numbers. I can just picture them LTAO!!!!!! at corporate.
Just my .02. and venting a little, good thing this long weekend is here, lol.
Enjoy the weekend guys/gals.
Yes, some parts will list a lower version since you are using a different radio file. Once you move the radio file you want over, make sure the OS you want installed is the only one to be safe. I have been swapping radio files out on my my phones without an issue.
Originally Posted by intheb0x
my girl has t-mobile and i am using her 9700 and test subject to try and find the best radio since everyone i know has not been able to stay on 3G and they hate me since i have constant 3G with 4-5 bars always. i can manually scan for networks and see 2G and 3G, select 3G and get 2-4 bars, but after no more then 1min it drops back to 2G. Feel back for the t-mobile users at the moment.
Last edited by ghostshell; 06-01-2010 at 03:25 PM.
No idea who these "everyones" are. I have zero problems with T-Mobile. I am always on either UMA or 3G. I can't remember the last time my 9700 was on anything other than UMA or 3G.
Originally Posted by ghostshell
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